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Letters to the Editor

by kathy moore on 5 November 2014 - 1:25pm

Dear Rosslanders,

Thanks to all who attended the Rossland All Candidates Forum. It was a terrific event; standing room only! Many thanks to the Rotary Club for doing a superb job of organizing and hosting. I hope everyone got a good sense of the candidates and lots of information. Please contact me if you have any other questions.

I wanted to clear up one thing, Jan...

by Contributor on 4 November 2014 - 4:07pm

Editor's note: The original article had a link to the wrong video. This has been updated. 

To The Editor:
        
To the producers of the ad, “What The %$#@ Is Borscht?” the correct spelling is B-O-R-S-H-C-H in English – the last consonant of the word in Russian is pronounced “shch”; the producers of the ad, or staff at Grand Forks City Hall, could simply...

by Adrian Barnes on 4 November 2014 - 9:14am

The Miners' Union Hall was full to bursting last night as Rosslanders braved the rain to hear 8 of 10 candidates (Tim Thatcher and Aaron Cosbey could not be present due to other commitments) share their views on all manner of topical topics.

Yesterday, I thought long and hard about how/if to report on this meeting. It's impossible to transcribe two hours of constant talk (and have...

by Contributor on 29 October 2014 - 6:27am

As you have probably noticed, the snow has been creeping down the mountain, and we had our first day of snow in town today.  It has been a good day so far.

I went to the 7S Centre for Learning this morning to hear the candidates for Council do a forum with the 7S learners.  Even though I did hear this joking comment, “How many actual registered voters will be attending?”,

I’m...

by rachael roussin on 27 October 2014 - 12:12pm

Dear editor,

Andrew Bennett has guts for submitting an opinion piece on our local government that was harsh and critical.

Yes his article was unforgiving, but his article was based on factual events that happened while our current mayor was the leader of our community.  

The truth may rub us the wrong way and make us uncomfortable, but sometimes the truth...

by Graham Kenyon on 26 October 2014 - 6:19pm

“Who shall govern the Mountain Kingdom?” said the King, directing his words at the large pile of rocks heaped on what was once a sacred grotto adjacent to the museum.

The Oracle of Delphi often visited here to escape the heat of the Grecian summer. Being something of a free spirit a few rocks didn’t bother her. The King had decided to give the new religion of democracy a try after the...

by Contributor on 22 October 2014 - 8:09am

To the dirt bikers riding on mountain bike trails:

I am a mountain biker and volunteer trail builder. I also grew up riding dirt bikes and still ride occasionally. Rossland offers endless opportunity for these sports. My experience has been that all bikers have enjoyed peaceful coexistence in the Rossland area. However, there is a noticeable increase in motorbikes on mountain bike...

by Contributor on 13 October 2014 - 12:58pm

We are currently facing two pivotal moments in public education in British Columbia.

Firstly, we have just ended a lengthy strike that will bring five years of labour stability and an opportunity to rebuild relationships and strengthen our education system. Over the past several months there has been a focus on what was wrong with the system rather than what is right. Now is the time to...

by Contributor on 2 October 2014 - 10:36pm

Dear Editor,

This week many Rossland taxpayers received notice that they owe the City a penalty fee for late payment of their property taxes.  Several of us have found that out taxes were indeed paid on July 2.  While the money left our accounts on that day,  the City claims that it did not receive the...

by Ken Holmes on 7 September 2014 - 6:09am

It appears that in the recent referendum about 27% of Trail’s eligible voters voted in favour of a combined pedestrian / pipe-bridge. It also appears that 64% didn’t bother to vote at all, maybe because they had been told by their Council that it would not cost them anything in additional taxes… so why bother.

But what about the taxpayers in Rossland and Warfield who, so far, have had...

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